fantastic years at the Poppy Factory, IID Architects have moved to a new
permanent address nearby as the Poppy Factory undergoes major refurbishment
We look forward to welcoming you to our exciting new office soon!
On Wednesday 30th October the whole office took a day trip to Oxford to look at the existing Listed Building and site of our current project to re-organise, refurbish and extend the Junior Department at Magdalen College School, plus re-visit our student housing scheme at New College – which was completed 20yrs ago – and is still looking almost as good as it did at Practical Completion (with the addition of a few high level cobwebs and security cameras!).
The walking tour between the 2 took in numerous historic and modern buildings including a very informative guided tour of the Blavatnik School of Government by the Facilities and Services Manager, Hugh Darnell. Despite Simon’s frenetic schedule we did manage to squeeze in a very nice lunch at the excellent French Bistrot - Pierre Victoire – before being whisked around numerous notable buildings at St John’s College and Keble College in the afternoon!
Full planning approval and listed building consent has been granted to construct a new Learning Resource Centre and to relocate the main school entrance into the historic grade II listed coach house building, creating a centralised educational heart to the School.
The latest Teaching Block at Hampton School (TB4 from the Long Term Plan) has been completed and handed over.
The new building connects two existing buildings – the Alexander (completed 1995) and Teaching Block 1 (completed 2000) – linking up their circulation routes and creating a successful flow through the school and an attractive external courtyard featuring bespoke concrete furniture and Dr.Who’s Tardis!
The Teaching Block provides offices, support areas, prep rooms and 6 state-of-the-art science laboratories - for which the specialist fit-out contract was completed over the Summer holiday period.
We were delighted to receive Full Planning permission at the end of May 2019 for the proposed Centre for Creative Enterprise at Francis Holland School, Chelsea.
The Centre will occupy a former architectural studio space at 178 Ebury Street located within the heart of the Belgravia Conservation Area. The Centre will provide a mix of social and study spaces for 6th Formers and provide a hub for entrepreneurs and for local start-up companies to share their knowledge and experience with the students. In the words of the schools Headmistress, Lucy Elphinstone, ‘the school seeks to offer its girls an outstanding experience of learning and culture, and which prepares them to grasp the helm of leadership, innovation and progress in our country and beyond’.